Sandra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in the state of Texas and founder of Instilling Hope Counseling Services. With a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Arabic Literature from The University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Science in Counseling from Southern Methodist University, Sandra sees individuals, couples, and families (ages 13 and up) in English, Spanish and Arabic Languages.
She has a personal goal to help eliminate the negative stigma that surrounds mental health. Her belief in people's individual strength to impact the environment around them permeates her practice and encourages everyone to seek the opportunity to live their best life through compassionate therapeutic care. Sandra works within a systemic framework and utilizes a variety of therapeutic methods based on the individual needs of each client. With compassion and empathy, she guides each individual along a non-linear understanding of growth and betterment. She also operates with a holistic approach, a sex-positive lens, and incorporates the mind-body connection into her work.
In her free time, Sandra enjoys teaching group exercise classes at her local gym. She loves spending time with family and friends, reading LOTS of fiction, trying new and fun restaurants, painting watercolor, and playing with her two cats.
Associations Sandra works at Mosaic Family Services as a part-time Clinical Counselor and is also a contracted therapist with Nextgen Wellness Center. She co-directed the Dallas Southwest Sexual Health Alliance for one year and is pursuing a certification in sex therapy through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists.
- Domestic Violence
- Human trafficking